The Food Depot distributes what we collect through our network of charitable food providers to feed those who suffer from hunger.
The Food Depot continually evaluates the changing nutritional needs of nothern New Mexico.
The Food Depot engages the community in our mission by offerings opportunities to donate time, money, and food.
The Food Depot provides leadership in educating our community about the hunger crisis and hunger-related issues affecting children, seniors, and working families.
The Food Depot collaborates with community organizations and governments to respond to natural and man-made disasters.
How does The Food Depot serve the community?
Each month, The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico's only food bank distributes an average of 200,000 pounds of food and household products, providing more than 260,000 meals through its member agencies.
The Food Depot network is composed of 100 member agencies including emergency food pantries, hot meal programs, homeless shelters, youth programs, group homes, senior centers, day care centers, and shelters for battered persons. The Food Depot service area includes seven counties - Santa Fe, San Miguel, Rio Arriba, Taos, Mora, Colfax and Los Alamos - in Northern New Mexico. In the last eight years, The Food Depot has distributed more than 12 million pounds of food and related product. In 2005 alone, 2.35 million pounds went to help people who are hungry. Local and national product donors support The Food Depot's efforts to battle hunger. These donors include food manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, produce growers and vendors, and other food service establishments. Food banks prevent waste by salvaging slightly damaged goods, products produced in excess, and items nearing their sell date. The Food Depot provides relief to victims of natural disasters through local disaster relief agencies. In 2000, the food bank joined local efforts to aid the victims of the Cerro Grande fires by providing 1,361,467 pounds of food. A 15 member Board of Directors governs the Food Depot, an independently financed and operated food bank. The food bank employs eight staff members. The food bank's transportation capabilities include four vehicles for transporting donations. The Food Depot delivers to distribution centers in Taos, Espanola and Las Vegas each week to better serve member agencies in outlying areas. The Food Depot is housed in The Angel Depot, a 14,000 square foot warehouse located at 1222 Siler Road just off of Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Food Depot shares the Angel Depot with Kitchen Angels and Food for Santa Fe. The Food Depot is a secondary distribution organization of America's Second Harvest, a nationwide network of more than 250 food banks throughout the nation, serving all 50 states. The food banks distribute food to more than 50,000 member agencies. The America's Second Harvest network is the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. – less–ZoomInfo